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Roofing Remedies

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Roofing materials in Toronto are available in many options. While all are fairly sustainable, some are more natural and will provide excellent coverage for an extended period of time, however, costs are always a consideration when looking at roofing. Here will we look at the different roofing materials on the market and what you can expect of them.
 
Asphalt shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used shingles. Cost effect and easy to install, they have a relatively short life span ranging from 15-50 years depending on the quality of shingle you buy and the installation. However, their relatively low cost, their wide range of colour options and designs make them a perennially popular option.
 
Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is a very durable, cost effective option that is also on the lower end of the cost-spectrum. Usually given a metallic coating to prevent rust, residential options can be found in a number of colours and last a 50+ years. It is also fire resistant and sustainable.
 
Slate Roofing
Slate roofs are on the higher end of the price line, but are a great, custom made alternative to your roofing needs. Cut from actual slate rock, they are usually hand-cut and crafted and last a lifetime. Most slate roofs outlast the fixtures that are used to attach them to the roof and can easily be reused when retiling. They are naturally fire resistant and very eco-friendly.
 
Clay Tiles
Among the more expensive options on the market, clay tiles are also some of the most aesthetically pleasing and among the more durable. The only drawback with clay tiles is that some roofing structure might not support the weight of the tiles. They are also not the ideal choice for cold climates, although they are hailstone resistant.
 
Wood Tiles
Wood tiles are considered rich-looking and attractive and are commonly chosen over other options due to their looks. Natural and eco-friendly, they are not fire resistant and discouraged in areas of extreme dryness and heat. However, they are very efficient at conserving heat, are easy to repair and last longer than synthetic options.

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